Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bonner Springs/Edwardsville School District announces upgraded security system

BONNER SPRINGS, KAN. ---- The Bonner Springs School District is working to protect its most valuable assets – students and staff – with an upgraded security system.

Over the course of a year, nearly seven dozen new security cameras have been installed at Clark Middle School and Bonner Springs High School.

During the past month, 36 new IP based cameras were installed at BSHS.

Four additional cameras will be installed by the end of the year. Six new security cameras were also installed at the district’s Central Office.

Superintendent Dan Brungardt says it’s the district’s priority to keep students, staff and facilities safe.

“Things are changing; kids are carrying $400 cell phones into school. We needed to improve our systems to keep up with changing technology,” said Brungardt.

New cameras aren’t the only thing keeping CMS and BSHS safe.

School Resource Officer Anthony Davis, a member of the Bonner Springs Police Department, patrols both schools.

“Officer Davis is a great resource for our district,” Brungardt said. “He’s made himself available to the high school and middle school. Students and staff respect him, they know he’s there to keep them safe.”

All three USD 204 elementary schools are also equipped with security cameras. Superintendent Brungardt says those systems are up to date, and monitored regularly.